July 28, 2006 5:16 PM PDT
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Web 2.0 lacks a precise definition; it's mainly used as a catch-all term to cover Web sites that are more than just plain, static pages. Web 2.0 sites are more interactive, allowing people to tag photos posted online, for example. Unlike their predecessors, Web 2.0 sites deliver an experience more akin to using a desktop application.
A malicious script can be embedded in a Web page and typically run without warning when the page is viewed in any ordinary browser.
How could an attack work?
What can I do to protect my PC or network?
What should Web site operators do?
The rise in Web site flaws has some security experts concerned that Web developers aren't paying enough attention to security. The buzz around Web 2.0 has people rushing to create new Web sites--with high hopes of making big bucks--but the development momentum is all about features, and protections are being neglected, they say.
Why am I reading about this now and not a decade ago?
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